Eugenics Publishing Co, 1929, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
XXVIII, 603., plus 91 black and white plates, preface by Havelock Ellis, introduction by author, list of illustrations, maps and index. Black and white photographic frontispiece. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on spine (incredibly faded). This anthropological study was done early in the 20th century, and one of the earliest comprehensive studies of sexual practices and mores of an indigenous people. Havelock Ellis in his introduction says "The Trobriand islanders are small community living in a confined space; they supply one of the patterns of savage life, though it may well be a fairly typical pattern. When study we find not merely that in this field the savage man is very like the civilised man, with the vices and the virtues under different forms, but we may even find that in some respects the savage has reach a fine degree of civilisation than the civilised man.". Corners of book are rubbed and bumped, the back two in worse condition. Shelf wear to bottom edges of the book. The head and the heel of the spine bumped and rubbed and there is a small tear in the cloth at the top spine gutter. The spine is cocked and soft, and pages XIII-XVI are loose. The internal pages are brown & there is brown staining along the front and back cover hinges. Booksellers sticker on front paste down. On the title page and frontispiece page there is heavy foxing and staining. Overall the book is showing its age. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Anthropology ; History; Social History ; Papua New Guinea; Sexuality & Gender. Inventory No: 0100597.